A big thank you to Annie for letting me visit.
Well I've had a roller coaster year, and it just gets better. I'm writing, published and seem to have a mind full of ideas. Not bad eh?
I never thought it would come true quite so much. When my first book was accepted, I thought that would make me happy. If that was it, I'd be satisfied. Oh how wrong can a person be? I have the bug.
Now before you all reach for a facemask, and throw antibiotics at me, I've had it for years.
It is infectious? Well it seems to be. Lots of people get bitten by it, but do you know, it’s a positive bug, and generally makes a those people happy and a good few more as well.
Yes, it's that pesky devil, the writing bug. Hits you, bites you, and you're hooked.
You want to improve, write more, heck yes, be published more, and hopefully have people liking your work.
Not that it always works out that way.
Did you know there is a very special club around? We call it the lone star club, and you're not a member until you have a one star review. Then you can call yourself an author. Because the one thing you have to remember is reviews are subjective, and you can't please all of the people all of the time. You can but hope to do the 'please some of the people some of the time' stuff.
However, that apart, I could as easy not write as not breathe. Once I found my voice, that is, my way of writing, not anyone else's, I was away. Granted I didn't think my voice was the one I've got, but hey ho, it is. I'm happy with it, and the more I use it, the more I'm used to it. To say nothing of the more I hope it improves, you know like a fine wine, gets better with age! (Yes, lots of use of the word more, but there is a definite reason for it, okay?)
I freely admit, I have a lot to learn, and at my age, ohh that curve is steep, and I'm sometimes breathing rather raggedly as I climb, but the effort is all worth it.
You see, ever since I won a writing competition aged 7 or 8, (and the prize was chocolate) I've known I wanted to be a writer, be published, and hope my work is enjoyed. Now the prize is just that…though I still like the chocolate!
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